Boko Haram

Boyede Sobita with the Nigerian American Professional Association

Local Nigerian-Americans Wonder Why Boko Haram Massacre Isn’t Getting Attention?

The terrorist attack in Paris galvanized the world and sparked overwhelming sympathy. But the reaction to a massacre in Nigeria at the same time has been much different, even though many more people died there.

01/14/2015

A woman in purdah holds a sign as she takes part in a rally called by members of Lagos' based civil society groups, for the release of the kidnapped Chibok school girls, outside the state government house in Lagos, Nigeria, on May 5, 2014. Boko Haram on May 5 claimed the abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls in northern Nigeria that has triggered international outrage, threatening to sell them as 'slaves'. 'I abducted your girls,' the Islamist group's leader Abubakar Shekau said in the 57-minute video obtained by AFP, referring to the 276 students kidnapped from their boarding school in Chibok, Borno state on April 14, 2014. (Photo credit: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Islamic Groups: Nigerian Kidnappers Not Real Muslims

Chicago area Islamic groups were coming together Thursday to express their collective outrage at a crime that has horrified the world; the kidnapping of nearly 300 schoolgirls by a terrorist group in Nigeria.

05/08/2014